Friday, December 31, 2004

This Is Incredible!


I still can't believe what I'm reading. Well, I do believe it, I just can't believe it was written by the Catholic Church.

Over one hundred years ago the Catholic Mirror ran a series of articles discussing the right of the Protestant churches to worship on Sunday. The articles stressed that unless one was willing to accept the authority of the Catholic Church to designate the day of worship, the Christian should observe Saturday.


What a completely thorough examination of the subject!

The Christian world is, morally speaking, united on the question and practice of worshiping God on the first day of the week.


How true.

The Israelite respects the authority of the Old Testament only, but the Adventist, who is a Christian, accepts the New Testament on the same ground as the Old: viz., an inspired record also. He finds that the Bible, his teacher, is consistent in both parts, that the Redeemer, during His mortal life, never kept any other day than Saturday. The Gospels plainly evidence to him this fact; whilst, in the pages of the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles, and the Apocalypse, not the vestige of an act canceling the Saturday arrangement can be found.


The article goes on to prove, irrefutably, that the seventh day Sabbath is the one and only Sabbath day ordained by God and known by everyone in the Bible from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Period. Jesus kept the seventh day Sabbath, so did the Apostles, and the seventh day Sabbath was "an everlasting covenant" (Exodus 31:16), "and a perpetual sign," (verse 17). It goes on.

The Bible and the Sabbath constitute the watchword of Protestantism; but we have demonstrated that it is the Bible against their Sabbath. We have shown that no greater contradiction ever existed than their theory and practice. We have proved that neither their Biblical ancestors nor themselves have ever kept one Sabbath day in their lives.

The Israelites and Seventh-day Adventists are witnesses of their weekly desecration of the day named by God so repeatedly, and whilst they have ignored and condemned their teacher, the Bible, they have adopted a day kept by the Catholic Church. What Protestant can, after perusing these articles, with a clear conscience, continue to disobey the command of God, enjoining Saturday to be kept, which command his teacher, the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, records as the will of God?


This article really pounds Protestants with this issue. This is the Bruce Lee of articles.

The Catholic Church for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant, by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday. We say by virtue of her divine mission, because He who called Himself the "Lord of the Sabbath," endowed her with His own power to teach, "he that heareth you, heareth Me;" commanded all who believe in Him to hear her, under penalty of being placed with "heathen and publican;" and promised to be with her to the end of the world. She holds her charter as teacher from Him — a charter as infallible as perpetual. The Protestant world at its birth found the Christian Sabbath too strongly entrenched to run counter to its existence; it was therefore placed under the necessity of acquiescing in the arrangement, thus implying the Church's right to change the day, for over three hundred years. The Christian Sabbath is therefore to this day, the acknowledged offspring of the Catholic Church as spouse of the Holy Ghost, without a word of remonstrance from the Protestant world.


POW!

Let us now, however, take a glance at our second proposition, with the Bible alone as the teacher and guide in faith and morals. This teacher most emphatically forbids any change in the day for paramount reasons. The command calls for a "perpetual covenant." The day commanded to be kept by the teacher has never once been kept, thereby developing an apostasy from an assumedly fixed principle, as self-contradictory, self-stultifying, and consequently as suicidal as it is within the power of language to express.

Nor are the limits of demoralization yet reached. Far from it. Their pretense for leaving the bosom of the Catholic Church was for apostasy from the truth as taught in the written word. They adopted the written word as their sole teacher, which they had no sooner done than they abandoned it promptly, as these articles have abundantly proved; and by a perversity as willful as erroneous, they accept the teaching of the Catholic Church in direct opposition to the plain, unvaried, and constant teaching of their sole teacher in the most essential doctrine of their religion, thereby emphasizing the situation in what may be aptly designated "a mockery, a delusion, and a snare."


Ouch!

The Catholic church, by virtue of her divine mission, changed the Sabbath day from the seventh day to the first. They did this more than a thousand years before Martin Luther, so that puts it in, what, the 4th or 5th century AD, hundreds of years after Christ and the Apostles.

What a great find this article was. What a terrific last post of 2004!

Read it yourself:

Rome's Challenge Pt. 1

Rome's Challenge Pt. 2


Here's dessert: Roman Catholic And Protestant Confessions about Sunday

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

I Know What You're Thinking


Can God Read You're Mind?

There are times when reading the Bible that what we think we know about God suddenly doesn't work.


Excellent, love the last line. How true is that?

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Devastation


Anyone interested in donating to the Tsunami victims can find information at The Command Post and there is some information here and here as well.

The devastation is incredible and the pictures and stories coming out are mind numbing. This morning on Fox news I saw where a train carrying over a thousand people was just completely blown off the tracks and destroyed.

And then I read something like this: Sri Lanka rejects Israel rescuers. Help is help. This is not the time to pick and choose who you want to help you. I don't think anyone on that train or any one of the countless who lost everything care who helps them. Does this mean if an earthquake hit Israel, Sri Lanka wouldn't send anyone to help? It's enough to make you think if Israel is not good enough to help out, perhaps Americans shouldn't help either. Of course, we will help anyway (as we should).

It just goes to show how we are nothing compared to the incredible power and energy built into the physical world we live in, and that pales in comparison to what lies beyond our planetary boundaries. We are completely at it's mercy. And the One who created it all, who put all that energy into the elements is Mighty and Awesome beyond words. The obvious question of why would He let this happen CAN be answered.

Why Did God Let It Happen?

When God Shakes The Earth No, God did not cause this earthquake.

Because I want to know, and I hope others really want to know as well. I think it deserves an honest answer.

Monday, December 27, 2004

Earthquake


The earthquake in the Indian Ocean must have really been terrible to live through. The stories and pictures coming out of those areas are amazing. The first article I linked to includes the story of a reporter who was swimming when the tidal wave hit. Unreal.

An Italian scientist said the earthquake was so strong it even disturbed the rotation of the Earth and "the whole planet is vibrating." I wonder how it disturbed the rotation of the Earth? What does he mean by that? The Drudge Report is saying it "Moved the entire island of Sumatra about 100 feet toward the southwest." That's incredible.

Unfortunately, I think this will pale in comparison to what will be coming on this planet in the future.

And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. Isaiah 2:19


Without question, more of these quakes will be coming.



Sunday, December 26, 2004

Last Christmas Post


Reason for the (Christmas) Season, Part 1

Reason for the (Christmas) Season, Part 2

Perhaps, even after all of this information about the origins of Christmas, you are still wondering if there is some way to keep a "Holy Christmas" in your heart. After all, you don't think of pagan gods when you participate. And the lights are so pretty. And the spirit of giving seems so right. Surely, God looks on the heart. Can't He be pleased with Christmas if our intentions are pure? Wouldn't Christ be happy if we want to have a special day to honor His birth? Since Scripture does not contain a date, wouldn't it be acceptable to use a date that is commonly recognized by others as His birthdate?


But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.' Luke16:31

Friday, December 24, 2004


This is James and Crooked Nose. This is the ugliest bull but also one of the friendliest. You can walk right up to him and pet him, he especially likes it under the neck. I'm told he makes beautiful babies.

The dog in front is Boomer, I think, and the other dog is Copper. Copper is the Australian Cattle Dog my neighbor wants me to take. He was rolling around in the wet grass and dirt and needs a bath.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Don't Worry, Be Happy


The Imam continued with espousing his vision for the future of Germany. "Muslims must work quietly and steadily to bring about an Islamic Germany." The crowd went absolutely ballistic, when the "holy man" screamed that, "We must take advantage of this so-called democracy, to build our holy mosques and spread Islam throughout this satanic country." The "holy man" continued to illustrate the future for Infidels. "Allah will not tolerate a Europe of Infidels. Strike them with the sword of Allah's holy cause. Slay the unbelievers and idolaters wherever they may hide and plot against you, the believers. Allah will surely bless you."


From The Trouble With Hateful Holy Men

It continues ...

Where will it end? Today, we are witnessing the foundation of a soon to come re-establishment of the traditional GERMAN NATION. When the coming economic collapse arrives, the government will fall seemingly overnight. From the sidelines, a new leader will emerge. A powerful speaker with new ideas, new programs, for a NEW GERMANY. You say it can't happen again. Why the world would never allow Germany to once again threaten anyone with a renewed militarism, a renewed world power status. Why, the United Nations wouldn't stand for it! Oh really.



Here Doggie


My neighbor is a cowboy. He doesn't look like a cowboy, he is a cowboy. That's his job. He's got 4 working dogs, 2 are Australian Cattle Dogs, they are called heelers, and the other 2 are called headers, but I forget the breed. Heelers nip at the back legs of the cattle to get them to move and headers work the front and stop or control the cattle. It's incredible to see those dogs in action, they are so full of energy and obviously love what they do.

The other day he asked me if I would take one of the Australian Cattle Dogs. He said it's a really great dog (and it is) but it just doesn't have the heart to work like it should, it's just not earning it's keep. It doesn't effect it's pet potential at all, it's a super friendly dog and great with the kids, he just needs a dog that will work.

I wish I could say yes. Irma doesn't want to have to deal with the loss of another dog and my head is ruling my heart. I really can't afford to take on that responsibility right now. I really like this dog though. I really want James to grow up with a dog. James likes the dog too.

What to do, what to do?

No Habla Engles, Senior


Living in Florida and working at a hotel I get asked if I speak Spanish alot. Most of the time, though, the person will just start speaking to you in Spanish assuming you do too. This can be a little annoying because, last time I checked, Florida was still part of the United States and English the main language of the land. It's annoying because of the assumption, not because they don't speak English, although many times they do speak English - which is even more annoying.

The point is, tonight I got a very telling call from an Englishman. The first thing he asked? "Do you speak English?" I wasn't expecting that - I should have said, "Si!"


Tuesday, December 21, 2004

News Flash!


DOJ Memo: 2nd Amendment is Individual Right

"It changes the courts' view of the issue and it applies a stricter standard of scrutiny as to whether or not a given law does infringe on an individual's constitutional rights," Waldron said. "They have to look at it from a civil rights perspective now instead of just [whether] the individual violated a given law."


Glad they finally figured that out, must have been all those years in law school.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Origins of Christmas


I noticed La Shawn Barber's Kwanzaa Is for Pagans post and she's absolutely right - and very well spoken. I read her blog often.

I noticed up front that she is working on a Christmas-is-not-pagan post. There are alot of good feelings associated with Christmas. Some of the most beautiful music is centered around Christmas. The lights, the decorated trees, the food, the family gatherings - what could possibly be wrong with all that? Well, the fact is, and just a little research on the web or in an encyclopedia will confirm this, all the trappings of Christmas ARE of pagan origin. The true origins of these customs are really not in question.

Christians celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25, but the fact is, Jesus was not born on Dec. 25. From Origin of Christmas:

The date of December 25th probably originated with the ancient "birthday" of the son-god, Mithra, a pagan deity whose religious influence became widespread in the Roman Empire during the first few centuries A.D. Mithra was related to the Semitic sun-god, Shamash, and his worship spread throughout Asia to Europe where he was called Deus Sol Invictus Mithras. Rome was well-known for absorbing the pagan religions and rituals of its widespread empire. As such, Rome converted this pagan legacy to a celebration of the god, Saturn, and the rebirth of the sun god during the winter solstice period. The winter holiday became known as Saturnalia and began the week prior to December 25th. The festival was characterized by gift-giving, feasting, singing and downright debauchery, as the priests of Saturn carried wreaths of evergreen boughs in procession throughout the Roman temples.


So, Christians are using the "birthday" of a pagan god to celebrate the birth of Christ. Is God OK with that? Because, really, that's all that counts. The only real question is whether Christians should use those customs to celebrate or worship God.

take heed to yourself that you do not become snared by following them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not ask about their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods that I too may do likewise?

You shall not do so to the LORD your God. For every abomination to the LORD, which He hates, they have done to their gods; even their sons and their daughters they have burned in the fire to their gods.

All the things I command you, be careful to do it. You shall not add to it, nor take away from it. Deuteronomy 12:30-32

Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

For I am Jehovah, I change not. Because of this you sons of Jacob are not destroyed. Malachi 3:6


OK, but does the Bible have anything to say about Christmas? If you are truly seeking God and His will, not your own will, it would be of great benefit to read Jeremiah chapter 10.

So says Jehovah, Do not learn the way of the nations, and do not be terrified at the signs of the heavens; for the nations are terrified at them.

For the customs of the people are vain; for one cuts a tree out of the forest with the axe, the work of the hands of the workman.

They adorn it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and hammers, so that it will not wobble.

They are like a rounded post, and they cannot speak. They must surely be lifted, because they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them; for they cannot do evil nor good, for it is not in them.

There is none like You, O Jehovah; You are great, and Your name is great in might.

Who would not fear You, O King of nations? For fear belongs to You, because among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You.

But they are all at once foolish and animal-like; the tree is an example of vanities.

Silver beaten into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the goldsmith. Violet and purple is their clothing; they are all the work of skillful ones.

But Jehovah is the true God, He is the living God, and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to stand His fury.

So you shall say to them, The gods who have not made the heavens and the earth, they shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens.

He has made the earth by His power; He has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens by His judgment.

When He utters His voice, there is a noise of many waters in the heavens. He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightnings with rain, and brings forth the wind out of His treasures.

Every man is stupid for lack of knowledge; every refiner is put to shame by the graven image; for his molten image is a lie, and no breath is in them.

They are vanity, the work of delusion; in the time of their judgment they shall perish.

The Portion of Jacob is not like them; for He is the Maker of all things; and Israel is the rod of His inheritance. Jehovah of Hosts is His name.

Gather up your bundle from the ground, you who live under the siege.

For so says Jehovah, Behold, I will sling out the people of the land at this time, and will distress them, so that they may find Me.

Woe to me for my breaking! My wound is grievous; but I said, Truly this is a malady, and I must bear it.

My tabernacle is ravaged, and all my cords are broken; My sons went away from me, and they are not. There is none to stretch out My tabernacle any more, and to set up My curtains.

For the pastors have become stupid, and have not sought Jehovah, therefore they shall not be blessed, and all their flocks shall be scattered.

Behold, the noise of the rumor has come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah a desolation, a den of jackals.

O Jehovah, I know that the way of man does not belong to man; it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

O Jehovah, correct me, but with judgment; not in Your anger, lest You bring me to nothing.

Pour out Your fury on the nations who do not know You, and on the families who do not call on Your name; for they have eaten up Jacob and have devoured him, and have destroyed him, and have made his dwelling desolate. Jeremiah 10:1-25


Don't believe me, believe your Bible. I can not change your mind about this, only God can do that.

Strive to enter in at the narrow gate. For I say to you, many will seek to enter in and shall not be able. Luke 13:24


Of those that SEEK to enter in - this is talking about Christians, those who look to Jesus Christ as their Savior - MANY will not be able. It says STRIVE (struggle, contend, fight) to enter the narrow gate. It is not talking about all those who do not call Jesus their Lord or who do not know Him. Continue reading verse 25 - 27:

And once the Master of the house has risen up and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us, and He shall answer and say to you, I do not know you; from where are you;

then you shall begin to say, We ate and drank in Your presence, and You have taught in our streets.

But He shall say, I tell you, I do not know you; from where you are. Depart from Me, all workers of unrighteousness! Luke13:25-27

And why do you call Me Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say?

Whoever comes to Me and hears My Words, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like. Luke 6:46-47

Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of Heaven, but the ones who do the will of My Father in Heaven.

Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name do many works of power?

And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; "depart from Me, those working lawlessness!" Matthew 7:21-23


This is not something to take lightly! It is not enough to "be saved" and go on about your life like nothing happened. Go and sin no more! Once saved is not always saved. Sorry. That's the way it is. That's what Jesus says. If you got a speeding ticket and you went before a judge and he pardoned you, does that mean you can go back out a speed again without consequence? I don't think so.

I think it is plain to anyone who really wants to obey God that Christmas is not only pagan in origin but an abomination to God. Don't lie to yourself, don't cheat yourself. There is alot at stake here, don't believe what men say. Don't take anyones word for it, STRIVE to enter the narrow gate.

Further reading can be found here:

Christmas, or Pagan-mass?

Christmas, What could possibly be wrong with it?

The Feast of Tabernacles, Christmas, and the Kingdom of God

Christmas - The Untold Story

A Legal Christmas An excellent program from Ron Dart at Christian Educational Ministries on MP3. Available for a limited time. Right click and save link as... to download.

Christmas - The Untold Story This program is by Garner Ted Armstrong - also MP3.

A sermon entitled "The Real Birthday of Christ" is available on this page. Scroll down.

I recommend all of them. Now, if you want to keep Christmas, go right ahead. Just don't think you are pleasing God in doing so. And as far as La Shawn's arguments against keeping Kwanza, the same arguments can be used against Christmas. They are both made up holidays - one recently, and one in the 3rd or 4th century AD.

O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in Your anger, lest You bring me to nothing.

Evilution Revisited


The emperor's new species

Really, you need to read the whole thing, it's good, but these two paragraphs describe the whole idea behind evolution.

So if you want to believe in evolution, please be my guest. But do so with your eyes open, knowing that evolution's most transcendent purpose is, and always has been, to enable you to walk outside and witness the majesties of nature but to no longer have to see God's handiwork, the undeniable evidence of His love. Instead, you get to see the product of eons of "evolution" – of which man is the prideful pinnacle. And lucky day –- you'll be happy to know that evolution also just happens to open up the door to free sexual expression, unfettered by the laws of a nameless and faceless God.

And so, in your evolutionary world, man is the creator of his own destiny. He can genetically engineer himself and his world, transplant body parts, clone animals and humans, fabricate artificial parts of all sorts, imbed subcutaneous microchips, and generally just transform his body and soul into a new creature. In him – Man – all things are made new. Man has become his own god – creating and recreating himself unto immortality.


And the following paragraphs are typical of the reaction of the scientific community.

I recently listened to a broadcast debate between biochemist Michael Behe, a champion of "intelligent design," and another scientist defending evolution. After Behe presented his compelling case relating to the irreducible complexity of living systems – that is, the impossibility of their having evolved incrementally, since all the intermediate stages prior to the finished system (say, like wings) wouldn’t function properly and therefore would work against survival through natural selection – the evolutionist scientist rebutted by saying, and this is a near-quote: "Without the education and scientific background to understand the formulas and algorithms that pertain to this subject, it is almost impossible for your listeners to understand how evolution works."

In other words: You people without advanced degrees are too ignorant to understand how evolution works, so you shouldn’t even try, but instead just believe us Ph.D. priests, I mean, scientists, on blind faith.


Impossible to understand because it's impossible to happen.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Abolished?


Which of the Ten Commandments Did Jesus Repeal?

Was there something wrong with the Ten Commandments? Were they weak legislation in the first place? Or did they somehow become obsolete with the passage of time? If, as some suppose, the time came for the Ten Commandments to be abolished, there must have been a reason for it. The idea of the abolition of law is not foreign to us. We "abolish" or repeal laws often enough. But when we do repeal laws, why do we do it? There are many reasons. The law may be unenforceable. It may be unpopular with the people, and because of massive disobedience ("They can't put all of us in jail"), the law simply can't be maintained. The classic example of this was prohibition.

On the other hand, we may repeal legislation because it has become obsolete. There may have been a time when it was a good idea to require a flag man to walk ahead of an automobile as it passed through a town, but not anymore. Changes in technology, changes in population density, economic trends, natural disasters, can all make good legislation turn sour.

We could point to dozens of examples, but there is still only one fundamental reason for the repeal of a law: It is not a good law. It was either (1) a bad law in the first place, or (2) it became a bad law in time.

For which of these reasons did Jesus repeal the Ten Commandments?

Friday, December 17, 2004

Can You Get Any Sicker Than This?


They killed a woman who was 8 months pregnant, cut the child out and stole it.

They found the people who did it and if you ask me, the rest of their VERY SHORT lives should be very painful. Sometimes, our justice system works against us. More often than not lately.



Several pregnant women have been killed in recent years by attackers who then removed their fetuses, in some cases to pass the children off as their own.


The punishment should be swift and permanent. Painful would be a bonus.

For The Birds


I took the kids fishing at the lake and, lucky for me, they have free high speed wireless internet access here. Joshua got a lure and he is off casting his head off. He hasn't caught anything though. James was fishing with a hook and some bread but he quickly lost interest and is playing with his bird friends. He's been feeding them for 15 minutes now and there is quite a crowd of birds around. At one point they alll just took off at the same time leaving James wondering what the heck happened, but they all came back in a minute.

It looks like Joshua may have slipped and got his feet wet. He's a little way off but he looks fine. He's having fun. I wish I could find a better place to take kids fishing, someplace the fish practically jump out of the water at you. I had a place like that when I was a kid. Joshua just got back and he didn't fall in. He was trying to get his lure - it was stuck. He didn't get wet.

James ran out of bread and I think it's about time to go. I'm hungry and James was eating the bread along with the birds. Now James is chasing birds with the fishing pole - it is time to go. He can't catch them but I don't want him to do that anyway. It's not nice.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

How Does God Work?


In an article entitled The God Who Does Not Hear, Ron Dart explores why it seems God is so slow to answer prayer, if He answers at all. The conclusion reached is really quite incredible. This is a must read for anyone wishing to understand God.

But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight," says the Lord. Jeremiah 9:24

Don't Try This At Home


Alexander Joseph Swandic, 20, died of a gunshot wound to the heart Monday after donning a protective vest and asking David John Hueth, 30, to shoot him, police said.

Another Darwin Award winner.

Welcome to the Jungle


What's up with arresting and handcuffing a 10 year old because she brought a pair of scissors to school?

America's public schools are now government schools, and they are in the hands of imbeciles.


This is a must read: Pencils and other lethal weapons

The scissors were discovered when students' belongings were being searched for property missing from a teacher's desk. The school's excuse for this absurdity: Porsche violated a rule against having dangerous weapons in her possession. So they called police and had her handcuffed and taken to the police station in a filthy paddy wagon.

Now if this isn't crazy enough, consider the fact that nobody ever told Porsche or her mother that having pair of scissors in school was forbidden. And that's not all: "I received a letter of things she needed for school and scissors were on there," Jackson revealed.




The school's excuse – weapons are banned from the premises and scissors could be used as a weapon. But a No. 2 lead pencil can be used as a deadly weapon. Jammed into someone's eye and into the brain it could kill the victim. Are No. 2 lead pencils banned? Of course not. Just about anything can be used as a weapon. A detective once showed me a fountain pen like the one he said had been used to kill someone. These laws are ridiculous. Sure, ban guns and daggers and explosive devices, but scissors?

If this were an isolated incident it might be considered an aberration. But this kind of nonsense is becoming commonplace in our idiotic government school system. Drugs are banned and a child can be expelled for having an aspirin. The school, however, doesn't hesitate to force kids to take drugs to make them more docile and manageable. And those drugs have been shown sometimes to provoke students to kill themselves or their classmates.


One word. Vouchers. Please.

He goes on to list other outrages being perpetrated by those who run government schools and concludes with:

These are all assaults on America's parents who have lost control of what were once "public" schools but have now been taken over by big government and a host of imbecilic educrats who can't tell a pair of scissors from a deadly weapon. These things will continue to happen until more and more parents yank their kids out of the government schools, or even better, take their schools back.


I Believe in Creation


Here's a excellent commentary by Joseph Farrah. Not many people are willing to take a stand against the doctrine of evolution.

The theory of evolution is now being treated like Holy Writ. That's not science. It's religion.


And no, God didn't use evolution to create the world we know. If one kind of animal could be changed to another through evolution, science would have done it by now. Do you think it hasn't been tried? If it was ever successful (no matter how slight) they would be shouting from the rooftops about it. They can create every color and variety of mouse or dog or cat or whatever, but they cannot breed one kind of animal into another. It just doesn't work.

If something in science suddenly becomes so sacrosanct that you can't question it, then it ceases to be science. It's actually a contradiction of the principles of science and the scientific method, which requires testing, evidence, proof.


Oh, they've tested all right. They can't do it. They say a chimp and a man share over 90% of the same DNA. So. They are similar creatures. Why wouldn't they share DNA? Why wouldn't the Designer use similar features in many animals? You can tell who makes a car by looking at it, can't you. You can tell an artist by the artwork. There are similar features in an artists work. Certain themes are visited over and over.

It seems to me when authorities are unwilling to accept any criticism of their doctrine, there is probably good reason. In the case of evolution, that reason is the theory itself is little more than speculation unsupported by evidence.

I've been through the indoctrination camps in high school and in college. I remain thoroughly convinced that evolution is nothing more than a religious tenet of secular humanism – unsupported by facts and unsupportable by facts. I am hardly alone.


No, he is not alone.

Evolutionists are incapable of selling their ideas in an open marketplace. Instead, they resort to Soviet-style coercion and censorship to impose their views on others. Remember, it was the communists who made a special point of teaching that God played no role in the creation of the universe and mankind. Evolution became their god, and history is repeating itself in America's classrooms today.


There's that Marxist/communist influence again, the religion of fools. That ties into a quote from a commentary by Peggy Noonan:

You can get so well educated in America that your thoughts become detached from common sense. You can get so complicated in your thinking that the obvious isn't real to you anymore.


Amen.



Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Junk Science


Baby Jesus had hypothermia

Oh, really? And just how did they figure that out?

They analysed how Jesus appeared in nativity paintings, compared with what the temperature would have been on 25 December, publishing their research in this week's Medical Journal of Australia.


Nativity PAINTINGS? They are publishing this research (if you can call it that) in the Medical Journal of Australia based on the IMAGINATION of artists, none of which were actually alive at the time of the birth of Jesus. Are any of the paintings they used even 1000 years old. I seriously doubt it. It's like the popular pictures of Jesus, which are of relatively recent origin. Someone painted what THEY thought Jesus may have looked like and it gradually became excepted that Jesus actually looks like that. If the real Jesus returned and walked among us today nobody would recognize Him.

The fact is, Jesus was NOT born on Dec 25 or anywhere near that date. I wrote about that previously.

At least they got something right in this article:

Pope Liberius decreed 25 December as the date for Christmas in the 4th century AD, possibly to compete with pagan festivals celebrating the winter solstice.






Marxism


The killing machine that is Marxism

Of all religions, secular and otherwise, that of Marxism has been by far the bloodiest – bloodier than the Catholic Inquisition, the various Catholic crusades, and the Thirty Years War between Catholics and Protestants. In practice, Marxism has meant bloody terrorism, deadly purges, lethal prison camps and murderous forced labor, fatal deportations, man-made famines, extrajudicial executions and fraudulent show trials, outright mass murder and genocide.

And what did Marxism, this greatest of human social experiments, achieve for its poor citizens, at this most bloody cost in lives? Nothing positive. It left in its wake an economic, environmental, social and cultural disaster.


I cannot believe anyone with half a brain would still believe any good could ever come out of Marxism/communism, yet that movement marches on and on and on. Our children are indoctinated with many of the principals of this garbage ideology. One example, children in our local government schools are required to bring in their own pencils and supplies to school, which are then confiscated by the teacher and passed out on an as needed basis to other students. How about the old "Did you bring enough for everyone?" we've all heard.

The more power a government has to impose the beliefs of an ideological or religious elite, or decree the whims of a dictator, the more likely human lives and welfare will be sacrificed. As a government's power is more unrestrained, as its power reaches into all corners of culture and society, the more likely it is to kill its own citizens.


They want to bring our government to that point.

Our academic and intellectual Marxists today are getting a free ride. They get a certain respect because of their words about improving the lot of the worker and the poor, their utopian pretensions. But when empowered, Marxism has failed utterly, as has fascism. Instead of being treated with respect and tolerance, Marxists should be treated as though they wished a deadly plague on all of us.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Sleep Tight


U.S. not sleeping tight as bedbugs renew bite : Some scientists see plague tied to DDT ban

Outbreaks of bedbug infestations have been reported from coast to coast, north and south and among rich and poor. Experts attribute the plague largely to two factors: increased travel and the banning of DDT and other effective pesticides that virtually wiped out "Cimex lectularious," the Latin name for the pest.


What next?

China, Russia Will Hold First War Games


And at the end time, the king of the south will engage in butting with him. And the king of the north shall come against him like a tempest, with chariots and with horsemen and with many ships. And he shall go into the lands and shall overflow and pass over.

And he shall enter into the glorious land, and many will be stumbled. But these shall escape out of his hand: Edom and Moab, and the chief of the sons of Ammon.

And his hand will stretch out against the lands, and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

But he will rule over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all Egypt's desirable things. And the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

But news shall trouble him from the east and from the north. And he will go out with great fury to destroy and to devote many to destruction.

And he shall plant his palace tents between the seas, in the glorious holy mountain. Yet he shall come to his end, and there is not a helper for him. Daniel 11:40-45


50 Years of Warning

They Stole My Email Address


One of the addresses I have is being used by some spammer as a hidden return address and I keep getting "Returned Mail: user unknown" messages from it. They are not using the account to send them, so changing the password has no effect. I don't know what to do about it. It's not my main address and I can just get a new one but I don't want to. I would rather find out who is doing it and make him eat his computer. The messages don't even show my address any where on them.

Way to Go!


Resident captures intruder

Leonard Gamage is sore today, which is understandable since he spent more than 45 minutes fighting off an intruder late Friday.

Gamage, 87, suffered some bumps and bruises in a pair of fights with the intruder, who is an unidentified 20-year man. Leonard told the Journal he does feel good about still having the ability to defend his home.

"I'm an old soldier," Gamage said. "I was in quite a few scuffles in the Army. I feel like I can still go if I have to."


45 Minutes? You would think he would just run away after meeting with so much resistance, especially when the homeowner has a gun. The old man did have a rifle and fired two warning shots and had to shoot the intruder - in the foot. I honestly don't believe I would have been so kind.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Tolerance


Christians in America have it pretty easy compared to Christians in many other countries. Don't think there aren't people who would love to do this to American Christians - another reason to not take the anti-Christian movement lightly.

It's funny how the most intolerant people are those who claim to be the most tolerant - the left. Why are they so offended by the word "God" or anything at all to do with God. The Christian God, other gods are OK. Offended? What's the big deal? Are they so insecure in their own beliefs that they can't tolerate faith in another person? Are they afraid it's contagious?

While I prefer to live in a world where everyone keeps God's commandments, I'm under no illusion that the world will ever be that way without direct, divine intervention. It doesn't offend me if someone doesn't believe in God. Or believes in another god, unless that god tells them they have to kill me, my family, friends and fellow countrymen. That does offend me, and it should. But generally, to each his own. If you want to take someone elses rights away, well, they may be coming after your rights sometime in the future. No, America works best the way it was meant to work. No separation of church and state - it's not in our founding documents, but no state religion either. You're free to believe or not believe, express or not express. Freedom is the operative word here and when you take someone elses freedom away, you lose some of your own. Freedom can be frightening and I think that's the reason so many are willing to trade it for security. But then, they don't trust God, don't believe what He says, and don't believe He exists. In order for America to work best, to work as it was meant to work, requires a people of deep faith in God.

If people are going to be so easily offended, I think that should be their problem. It's paralyzing this country. It hit me one night while I was at work. I was walking back past the pool and I almost ran into a guy - drunk and naked. I told him he couldn't walk around like that and to go back to his room. He ignored me. We've had some problems with this guy before so I went back to the lobby and called the police. They came out and I told them what happened. He had gone back to his room by now so the police didn't see him outside. I was walking with them towards his room and they explained that they really couldn't do anything about it unless it offended me. Did it offend me? I wasn't expecting that question and I had to think about it. No, it didn't offend me, I just thought that he shouldn't have been walking around the hotel naked, it just isn't done. Other guests most likely wouldn't like to see it either - it's not a nudist hotel. Are people allowed to walk around outside naked? I didn't think so. But, apparently, I had to be offended and I wasn't willing to go there. I wasn't offended. Not liking something does NOT equal being offended.

Maybe if the officer saw him it would have been a different story, I don't know. We went to his room and knocked but he didn't answer. I used my key to open the door and it opened a crack but the chain was on the door. The officer shone his light in and the guy was laying in bed, clothed, and watching TV. He completely ignored us. He was awake, he just would not acknowledge that we were at the door, shining a light on him and talking to him. He was checking out the next morning so we just left him alone and I checked to make sure he didn't come back out later. He was going to check out whether he wanted to or not. Very strange fellow.





Friday, December 10, 2004

Shift Knob Will NOT Come Off


I just saw this conversation on a forum anmd I thought it was pretty funny so I'll share it. Edited slightly to shorten it.

I am trying to replace the leather covered shift knob on my 2002 Seville SLS, but the knob is refusing to come off. I have been told, and I have read, that it pulls straight off. I am pulling with extreme force, and the knob isn't moving. I went as far as opening the sunroof, sitting on the console, so I could use my legs, as well as my arms, to pull this thing off. I am afraid of damaging the shifter unit. WTF? I will get this thing off the car, even if I have to buy a new shifter unit. But, I would like to avoid that. Is there something I am missing? I am no small guy. I may be short, but I am quite strong. This thing is kicking my ass. Thanks for any help, that anyone may provide, that will help me out.


Hmm... I took the shifter off of my 2001 SLS just the other day. I also read that it pulls right off, and it did. The instructions I read said that I should expect it to take a good bit of force, and it did. But it sounds like you ARE putting that kind of force on it. I was able to reasonably easily do it just sitting in the driver's seat.

Sounds like maybe something could be wrong with yours, like it's stuck or something.


Ya think?


While at work today, I was explaining to a co-worker, what was happening. After he stopped laughing (because for the first time, a car is beating me), he tried also. I also tried, and this knob seems welded on. I swear, if we pull any harder, the whole shifter will pull out of the floor. I really wanted to save the shifter knob, as it is in great shape, but, I am going to cut it up. I will first try to do it nicely, by cutting the stitching out, to hopefully be able to put it back together. If that gets me nowhere, out comes the Sawzall. And I have a nice one.

Believe me, I have tried everything. I tried removing it, in each gear postition, twisting left, twisting right, pushing forward, pulling back. pulling back while twisting right, the list goes on and on. I will try one more time, and this time I am going animal on it. I just hope I dont break the mirror.


Isn't it a pisser how sometimes the things you WANT to get off your car (e.g., Shift Knob) seem welded on with all the force of cosmic gravity, and the parts you want to stay ON (e.g., my 02 Hood Ornament) seem attached with fly-wing tendons (and weak ones at that)...


Right from the GM factory shop manual.

1#Firmy grasp the shift control knob.
2#Pull straight up to detach from the shift lever.
Note: Detaching the shift control knob from the shift lever may require a large amount of physical effort.
Do not twist the shift control knob while pulling.


Well, I finally got the POS knob off the car. I introduced the knob to Mr. Milwaukee, and the new knob now resides on the shifter stem. Here's a pic of what is left of the old knob.


Awesome. That must've felt good. Is that a little "U" retainer clip I see there in the pic?


Yeah, that's it. I thought for sure that the thing was broken. But there it is, all looking new. I guess that I just lost some oomph, now that I am getting older. Oh well, the new knob is on, and I couldn't be happier.


Well, that's the other way to take it off.


This is Your Brain on drugs


I just had a guy call me from one of the rooms to ask the time. I told him it was 2:45. 2:45 in the morning I said as he repeated the time and I heard his wife in the background saying, "in the morning, in the morning." He hung up. He called back to ask what time the buses start running. Then he said he was supposed to have an 8:00 wake up call and he didn't get it and he's going to be late for his doctor appointment. I listened to him drone on for a minute wondering what Twilight Zone episode I was on. I was about to tell him it was 3:00 am and to go back to bed when his wife grabbed the phone and apologized and told me she wouldn't let him call again and to cancel the 7:00 am wakeup call. OK and thank you.

How?


Just how do you get a 2 inch nail driven into your forehead and not know it? For 4 years! He said he remembers banging his head at work, maybe that was how. Sometimes you get a small cut and don't know how you got it, but a nail?

The second part of the article is equally as puzzling. He got six nails in the back of his head when he "slipped and fell while working April 19, triggering the gun which was said to be in automatic, rather than manual mode."

An automatic nailgun? Why would you need an automatic nailgun? How often do you put multiple nails in the same place? Maybe he thought it was cool to have it. And anyway, how do you get it to put 6 nails in the back of your head by falling? Perhaps I'd rather not know.

Some things people do are just amazing, like investing in a truffle.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

The Pope of all Truffles


The world's most expensive truffle has fallen victim to its own celebrity


$54,000 truffle rots in fridge

Mr Cassini said the chef, Andy Needham, had now buried the truffle in his back garden with full honours.

He said: "If I was a truffle, I would be happy to have been dug out of the ground, made famous then returned to the ground."


The Pope of all truffles? What exactly does that mean anyway?

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Too Heavy? Too Funny!


I don't know where this originally came from, I found it on a forum.

Answers from various quarters to the question,
"Can God make a rock too heavy for Him to lift?"

Generic citizen: I thought only the government did stuff like that.

Arminian: Yes, but man can help Him lift it.

Calvinist: The question is irrational, counterintuitive, and absurd. I like it.

Baptist: Well, the rock would probably be lighter if it were totally immersed . . .

Word-faith teacher: Yes, but when God started positively confessing, the force of faith would pop that thing 300 feet in the air!

Wesleyan: He could lift it, but there's always the possibility it could fall away.

Catholic priest: The rock is held down by weight alone, but not by gravity alone. Rather it's held down by gravity plus mass; gravity without mass is dead. And that's why it's important not to miss mass without a good reason.

Catholic lay person: It's a mystery.

Seventh Day Adventist: As long as He didn't do it on the Sabbath, I don't have a problem with that.

Church of Christ member: As long as there were no musical instruments involved, I don't have a problem with that.

Reformed Presbyterian: He better not do it on the Sabbath OR involve musical instruments.

Five-year-old: What would He want to do that for, Daddy?

Blonde: Huh?

5th grader: I don't know; the dog ate my R.C. Sproul book.

Private civil attorney: At the time He created the rock, God knew, or should have known, that it would be too heavy for Him to lift. Seven angels had advised Him previously not to make it that big.

Corporate civil attorney: God was well within established standards for divine creativity when He made the rock . . .

Missionary: I don't know about that, but I do know that rocks can be demon possessed. I remember this time in Brazil . . .

OSHA: If the rock is over 50 lbs., He can't legally be required to lift it without help. Over 100 lbs. He's supposed to use a hoist or a forklift.

EPA: Both the creation of a rock that large, and its subsequent elevation, could have significant environmental impact. We can't approve the project without extensive studies.

MBA graduate: This is a good example of what happens when a manager fails to delegate and tries to do everything himself. God should have assigned all the lifting to angels, leaving Him free to do what He does best, the creative stuff -- like creating.

Psychotherapist: What are the rocks you've made in your life that are too heavy for you to lift?

Hindu: The rock IS God.

Engineering dept. manager: He could make it out of magnesite over chicken wire, hollow inside. That way it could be really big and impressive looking and still light enough for Him to lift.

Logician: Like the One who created gravity in the first place couldn't turn it off if it got to be a problem?

90-year-old Christian: Well, throughout my long life God has always enabled me to carry burdens that were too heavy for me; I don't think that should be a problem for Him.

Does Evil Exist?


This has a thought provoking message no matter how you believe. The university professor challenged his students with this question. Did God create everything that exists? A student bravely replied, "Yes, He did!" "God created everything?" the professor asked. "Yes, sir," the student replied. The professor answered, "If God created everything, then God created evil since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are then God is evil. The student became quiet before such an answer. The professor was quite pleased with himself and boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth.

Another student raised his hand and said, "Can I ask you a question, professor?" "Of course," replied the professor. The student stood up and asked, "Professor, does cold exist?" "What kind of questions is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?" The students snickered at the young man's question. The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Everybody and every object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460 degrees F) is the total absence of heat; all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have too little heat.

The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?" The professor responded, "Of course it does." The student replied, "Once again you are wrong, sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact, we can use Newton's prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present."

Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?" Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course as I have already said. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil." To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love, that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light." The professor sat down.                                          

The young man's name ---- Albert Einstein


I don't know if Albert Einstein really said this or not, but it doesn't matter. I like it anyway.

And this is the condemnation, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.

For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, lest his deeds should be exposed. John 3:19-20

Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

I have come as a Light into the world, so that whoever believes on Me should not remain in darkness. John 12:46

And this is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. I John 1:5




Smile!


You're on Candid Camera.

Deputy Fired For Urinating In Parking Garage Elevator

Pictures and video available. Oh, goody.

I Really Hate Telemarketing




Woman Gets Threatening Letter After Hanging Up On Telemarketer

Her first mistake was even talking to the guy. Telemarketing should be outlawed, nobody wants to be called by them. How many people are on the do not call registry? I don't know how many but they could have saved millions of dollars if they set up a "Please Call Me Registry" instead. The whole thing could have been run on an old 386 linux box sitting in a forgotten closet somewhere.

Read the letter here.


Drumroll Please


Most Popular Color in the World Is...

The second most favorite is purple. Purple? The least favorite is white.

My favorite color is orange.





Here's Gnus You Don't Hear Every Day


Man killed by 'pet' wildebeest

A wildebeest that was part of a man's menagerie of exotic animals trampled him to death on his northern Indiana farm, police said.


Proving that old saying: No Gnus is good Gnus.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

High On The To-Do List


Department of Education must be abolished

The federal Department of Education was made a part of the president's Cabinet by new world order facilitator Jimmy Carter. Prior to that, America had the finest education system in the world.

That's good enough reason right there.

Most Americans believe "communism is dead," but nothing could be further from the truth and one of the major goals of the propagators of global communist tyranny has always been to get control of America's education system. What better way to reach "the unwashed masses" than through a federal department of education? The tenth plank of the "Communist Manifesto" reads: "Free education for all children in public schools," and this is one of the highest goals of communitarians.

What else has communism given us? How about separation of church and state? That is not found in our constitution. Where is it found? In the constitution of the old Soviet Union!

Article 52 (2) In the USSR, the church is separated from the state, and the school from the church.

The rallying cry of the left comes from the Soviet Union, imagine that! Haven't you had enough of the nonsense yet? The American people need to know the truth.

The federal Department of Education must be booted out of the states. Public schools must return to educating children with the basics and stop all social engineering and communitarian indoctrination. To continue down the same path of tossing trillions of dollars at the federal Department of Education is to guarantee transforming America's precious children into the "New Communist Man." We the people must stop this madness.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Judges Gone Wild!


You get a traffic ticket, you go to the court room indicated on the ticket, you go to jail because it was the wrong room!

By the time the 11 finally discovered that they had been misdirected by court personnel and asked to appear before the judge to explain what had happened, he would not see them and ordered their arrests.


Judges like this do too much damage to our judicial system and this judge needs to go.

Who is a Moderate?


Calibration mode enabled.

If you THINK we’re arch-Conservatives, if that’s where you draw the line, then as Kim says, “I’d suggest that your definitions may need a little re-calibration.”


Calibration reset.

Disable calibration mode.

Can You believe This?


Florida Kerry supporters meet for group therapy

The tin-foil hat brigade is at it again. No mention of giant spiders but there may be some exploding blood cells if they can't get hold of themselves.

The Emperor had some fun with the article.

Why The 'Ell Not


Annika says Elton John should replace Kofi Annan as secretary general of the U.N. I like her list of his qualificatons, I think it would work. It couldn't get much worse.

Dumb and Dumber


Police: Dealers Report Stolen Marijuana To Authorities

According to the police report, the couple returned to the home they share and found the home broken into and a quarter-pound of marijuana missing. They immediately called authorities to report the break-in and theft.

Police said the couple told them they were going to resell the marijuana and allowed the detectives to search the apartment. Investigators discovered several marijuana stems among other drug paraphernalia during the search


I bet they never found the thieves, though.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Simple Faith


A widowed writer does something highly unusual: She takes God at His Word

In this book review by Andree Seu, she has this to say about the author:

Ms. Broderick figures that when the Bible says "suffering produces character and character, hope," it means that suffering produces character and character, hope. I, on the other hand, have interposed a baroque system of hermeneutics between the Bible and my life. I have seminary training. Unlike simple people who obey the Bible because they don't realize how complicated it is, I find ambiguity in every verse. I don't obey Scripture, I discuss it.


I don't obey scripture, I discuss it?

Jesus has this to say on the subject:

And why do you call Me Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say?

Whoever comes to Me and hears My words, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like.

He is like a man who built a house and dug deep and laid the foundation on a rock; and a flood occurring, the stream burst against that house and could not shake it; for it was founded on a rock.

But he who hears and does not perform, is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, on which the stream burst, and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.

Luke 6:46-49


Obey first, discuss later.


They Really Are Insane Aren't They


Sheik: Allah sent giant spiders to combat U.S.

"The first miracle that occurred in Fallujah took the form of spiders that appeared in the city – each spider larger than this chair, or about the size of this chair. The American soldiers left, holding the legs of this spider, and I too, in one of the Friday sermons, held up a spider, with all its magnitude, in front of the satellite channels and in front of the world. This spider also had thin black hair. If this hair touches the human body, within a short period of time the body becomes black or blue, and then there is an explosion in the blood cells in the human body - and the person dies."


Wow. Spiders with thin black hair that cause exploding blood cells, sounds horrifying.

Some Arab Internet sites have repeated claims of Iraqis about the spiders, and there also are stories circulating of phantom white-robed knights on white horses sent by Allah that killed U.S. Marines in battle.

Keep dreaming.

Al-Sumide'i claimed there were mass graves in Iraq filled with the bodies of American forces.

"A mass grave was created in a desert area near the Saudi boarder for the American soldiers killed. There is also a lake near Al-Sa'diya. The Americans place the casualties inside white or black bags, seal them and toss them from a plane into the lake."


Does it ever occur to them that people will find out they are making this all up? Or does it never occur to the people to question such bizarre claims? Don't they already know they live a lie?



Thursday, December 02, 2004

Lawsuit on the Horizon?


Car tells driver to do freeway U-turn

The man told officers his car GPS had told him to "make a U-turn immediately" as he drove along lost near the town of Nancy in search of a hotel.


Is just a little bit of common sense too much to ask? If it told him to go half way across the bridge and make a right, would he do that too?

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Evolution?


Neal Boortz asks

If you don't believe in evolution, can you explain to me why researchers have to come up with a new flu vaccine every year in order to handle each year's version of the flu bug? While you're at it you can explain how various bugs manage to evolve to the point where they are impervious to current antibiotics.


You actually answered your own question. It's still a flu bug. There is no doubt an almost unlimited genetic variability within a "kind" of creature. This is easily demonstrated by breeding programs of various animals such as dogs. By using genetic formulas you can intelligently manipulate various characteristics of a dog (or let nature take it's course). There are Chihuahuas and there are Great Danes, Bulldogs and Greyhounds, Sheepdogs and Poodles, but they all have one thing in common. They are all still dogs. This has been done with fish, birds, cats, mice, rats, cattle, horses, goats, and many more animals - and yes, viruses. There is tremendous variability within each type of animal, but no one has ever created another kind of animal because it can't be done.

I Don't Like This


Wal-Mart's China inventory to hit US$18b this year

I'm not sure what to do about it, but I don't like it. China is a dangerous country and it is no friend of the United States. Why do we insist on buying the rope that they would so love to hang us with? Communism is an absolute evil and a quick look at the history of China bears that out. They destroyed a cultural powerhouse and are rebuilding it into a war machine.

Some things are more important than the bottom line.

James Likes This


James would love to get his hands on this Godzilla. Godzilla received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has a new movie coming out and James wants that too.

"I'm here representing Godzilla. Unfortunately, he cannot speak English," he said. "We're very excited he is being honored in America."


You'd think he would have learned english by now - 50 years! He's got alot of fans here, too.

Hot Pursuit!


I had to deal with some loud drunks when I got to work tonight. They were nice enough, just loud and they didn't want to stay in their rooms. I don't know how they can go to work in the morning after getting that drunk, but they do. After dealing with them twice I saw a couple of police cars pull in and split up, one stayed at the front and the other drove towards the back. It crossed my mind that someone called the police because of these guys. I looked around but they were in the room.

Five minutes later I heard some tires screeching two doors down, that's not too unusual, but this time it didn't stop. Someone was going nuts with their car! I walked out the back door and went around the corner. One of the police cars was parked there and a policeman was standing outside the drivers door and another on the other side. I saw them looking in the direction of the screeching - dumbfounded - like they couldn't believe what they were seeing. The screeching moved out to the road and started heading our way. I watched as a black Ford double-cab pickup raced by the hotel and slid sideways around the corner at the light and disappeared from view, with a police car in hot pursuit. The two policeman looked at each other, got in the car and took off. Just then I noticed one of the drunk guys standing next to me. We looked at each other and I said, " I thought they were here for you. Now please go to bed." He did.

Half an hour later two police cars parked in the driveway and sat there for a while. I hope they got their man, but I will probably never find out what that was all about.

Monday, November 29, 2004

I wish ...


... Palestinians would force their Israeli victims to play a violin instead of killing and maiming and blowing them to bits.

Soldiers force Palestinian to play violin at West Bank checkpoint

This is news because ... ?

Friday, November 26, 2004

European Islam Shows It's Teeth


I was going to include this with the last post but Blogger would have none of it, so I had to wait. This is interesting because Europe is alot closer to the breaking point on this subject than we are in the United States. If it got to the point where some part or parts of your life were somehow changed or dictated by a growing Islamic presence, how would you react? I think we have a way to go yet before that is a real problem, but ... I wouldn't want to hear a call to prayer in my town ... and it's already happening in one town. There is alot going on in Europe that you're not getting from the news, after all, fighting in the NBA is far more exciting.

There is an anti-Muslim backlash in the making. Early indications are that the backlash may soon spread across the European Union. Already in Spain, Italy and France, nations who've seen their share of recent Muslim violence have had about enough. Germany, with seven million immigrant Muslims, many on social welfare, recently saw the National Democratic Party (NPD) win seats in the Saxony legislature, following the German regional elections last month. Much of the success that the NPD achieved in Saxony is the growing abhorrence toward the ever-increasing numbers of Muslims in Germany.

The vast majority of immigrant Muslims have no intention of assimilating into European society. They intend that Europeans adopt THEIR customs, THEIR beliefs, and THEIR RELIGION. Some naïve European liberals claim that the problem is inherent racism on the part of Europeans. They fail to realize that even if everyone in Europe were white and blond, yet 5% of that population desired to reshape the European Union into an Islamic state, Europe would be facing the same problem, the violence, the strife and terror perpetrated by Muslim jihadists.

The push of Islam into Western Europe is about to cause a severe clash with the indigenous peoples who have inhabited the European continent for several thousands of years. As the tide of Islamic immigration continues, almost unchecked in Europe, the Mullahs, the Imams, and other so-called "holy men," will demand more and more in the way of power. The Islamic threat to Europe will continue to "show its teeth." Europeans can expect more violence, more clashes of culture until they've finally had enough.


Continue reading the article here.

Long Faces in Rome


I found this interesting, written by someone living in Germany.

An amazing event occurred on October 29, 2004 in Rome. Representatives of all 25 nations of the European Union signed an agreement, which will establish a constitution for the multiple nations of the EU. As fireworks lit the evening sky in Rome, I witnessed no exuberance or any other type of excitement here in Germany.

It was actually a "ho-hum" day in Germany. Nobody paid any particular attention to the latest European Union event. In short, there was no enthusiasm or excitement at all, where I live. I asked several of my German neighbors if they were excited about the new EU Constitution, and they exhibited nothing but non-concern. The comments I heard were that the events in Rome, "were those things arranged by the French." So goes the "exciting" new constitution that if ratified, will constitute the law in Europe.

I did notice that absolutely no excitement what so ever was displayed by the many prime ministers, presidents, and other heads of state that attended the signing of the agreement in ROME. What I saw were many scowls, many looks of sorrow and many looks of desperation. I saw long faces in Rome, the look of little or no hope, the look of despair. Why? Why weren't the men and women present for this historical event jubilant, excited and forward-looking? After all, the European Union has crossed a critical threshold toward the final establishment of the UNITED STATES OF EUROPE. Or have they?


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Thursday, November 25, 2004

Today, Give Thanks to God


A Time for Thanksgiving

As you gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving, why not give some thought to what will happen to our nation if we fail to give thanks. Will this Thanksgiving really be a day of giving thanks in your home? On this Thanksgiving day, don't forget to include those blessings which we take so much for granted - our great nation, our freedoms, our safety, our troops that fight for our safety, our prosperity, our wealth, our health, our families and friends, and above all, God’s grace and mercy.


I'll be at sister-in-laws house today and "thankfully" I've got the night off.

Yesterday Irma dragged me to Sams to get a new TV. They all look so small in the store and she picked a 32 incher. The box wouldn't fit in the car - no surprise - I took the TV out and put it in the back seat with no small amount of trouble. Can you say heavy? And no good place to hold on. Anyway, we made it home and shoe-horned it onto the shelf. Let me just say - if you can afford it - get one of the new LCD TV's , they are much easier on the back. I'm half expecting our shelf to collapse under the weight of this thing.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Danger, Danger


Attempt to stop mandatory mental screening fails

Why isn't this nation in an uproar against mandatory mental screening?

The New Freedom Initiative recommends screening not only for children but eventually for every American.


You know they want to use this to promote treatment for ADD and adult ADD (and that's bad enough) but what happens when they decide that faith in God is a psychiatric condition that needs to be treated? The left is already there and would love to be able to do something like that. This legislation needs to be stopped ASAP.

Inmates Running the Asylum


Is Declaration of Independence unconstitutional?

This one is just beyond belief.

Attorneys for the Alliance Defense Fund filed suit Monday against the Cupertino Union School District for prohibiting a teacher from providing supplemental handouts to students about American history because the historical documents contain some references to God and religion.

Just what documents did Williams submit that were deemed unfit for the school's students?

"Excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, the diaries of George Washington and John Adams, the writings of William Penn, and various state constitutions," said the public-interest law firm representing Willliams.


There are no words for the idiocy that passes for intellectualism.

And you have lifted yourself up against the Lord of heaven. They have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your concubines, have drunk wine from them. And you have praised the gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, which do not see or hear or know; and the God who holds your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified. Daniel 5:23

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Fantasyland


Students Free to Thank Anybody, Except God

Maryland public school students are free to thank anyone they want while learning about the 17th century celebration of Thanksgiving — as long as it's not God.

And that is how it should be, administrators say.


The whole point of Thanksgiving is to thank God. How can you teach someone about Thanksgiving without mentioning God at all? You can pretend the Pilgrims didn't thank God, you can pretend the Holocaust didn't happen, you can pretend islam is a peaceful religion, you can pretend Arafat was a great leader, and you can pretend there is no God, but the TRUTH stands.

But what teachers don't mention when they describe the feast is that the Pilgrims not only thanked the Native Americans for their peaceful three-day indulgence, but repeatedly thanked God.


What's wrong with teaching the TRUTH about a subject, even if it does make you a little uncomfortable? I would rather know the truth than some fairy tale made up to make me feel better about myself or others. Way too many people live in fantasyland these days anyway. Wake up.

What in the World is God Doing?


Here is part 1 and 2 of an excellent series that explores what God is doing. Available for a limited time. These are mp3 format, right click and save as.

What is God Doing? #1

What is God Doing? #2

Many more are available for download and streaming or they are available on tape or CD from Christian Educational Network

Check out the extensive essay/writings section. I cannot recommend this site enough.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Careful Where You Aim That Weapon


Twice in a week? First this one on the 15th: Driver Blames Sun After Hitting Crossing Guard

And now this one today: Crossing Guard Hit By Car; Children Escape Injury

How hard is it not to hit a crossing guard? Are people so self-absorbed they can't even take a little extra care around crossing guards? They wear an orange vest, hold a stop sign and look kinda dorky - how do you miss that? We don't need gun control in this country, we need car control!



Curly Coated Retriever?


Found a What Kind of Dog are You? quiz over at The Hometown Conservative.

I'm a Curly Coated Retriever. I didn't see that coming!

"A good family companion with plenty of stamina. It is blessed with a great sense of smell and an excellent memory to boot. It can be a little antisocial with others; it generally combines a working life well with it's role in the family. Makes a good guard."


OK.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Did They Think of this All by Themselves?


Where have I heard this before? Is common sense coming to the E.U.? Somehow I doubt it.

European Union justice and interior ministers agreed Friday that new immigrants to the 25-nation bloc should be required to learn local languages, and to adhere to general "European values" that will guide them toward better integration.

"It's not like we are against immigration," Verdonk said. "If you want to live in the Netherlands, you have to adhere to our rules ... and learn our language."


I guess it's only racist when Americans say it. Every country has and abides by immigration laws. Yet somehow it's evil if the United States enforces it's laws.

EU officials implore new immigrants to learn 'European values'

Friday, November 19, 2004

A Tool of Domination


A 14 year old boy is sentenced to 85 lashes for breaking his Ramadan fast!

How appropriate. Learn the truth about islam.

Islam: A Tool of Domination

Do yourself, do your family, and do the world a favor - run as fast as you can from islam. Anything is an improvement, anything. It's not shameful to be deceived or to have been deceived, the whole world is deceived about the one true God, but it is shameful to not act on the truth that you know. The truth about islam is obvious now to all.

James Got Mail!


4 year olds don't get alot of mail, but they sure like to. James likes horses and getting mail so I got him a subscription to Horse Illustrated magazine and that helps but it just wasn't enough for him, so he took it into his own hands, called his Grandma, and asked her to send him a letter.

Well, today it paid off! He went down to the mailbox. First he asked the mailman if he left him any mail. Yup, sure did, it's in the mailbox. He opened the box and looked through the letters. "I got a letter!" Sure enough, he did. He opened it up to find a card, three "Air Heads" candies, and two packs of stickers - dinosaurs and Sponge Bob. He was so happy! I said, "Grandma must really love you." and his reply was a confident, "Yes, she does!"

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Things People Eat


I saw artificial honey (sugar free) in the store today. Artificial honey? Why?

Artificial honey is the old synonym for invert sugar cream. In order to make a cream, starch sugar and starch syrup are accumulated in commercial made invert sugar.

Bee honey is an invert sugar formed by the enzyme invertase from nectar gathered by bees. Also bee honey consists basically of glucose and fructose. The honey bee's stomach emits an enzyme, invertase, that chemically breaks down the disaccharide sucrose into the two monosaccharides.


I'll take the real thing, thank you very much.

My Sentiments Exactly


'Ssssshhhhhhhh'

Leave the Marines alone and let them do their job. Leave the imbedded reporters at home.

Monday night football? It's no big deal, why waste time talking about it? What's the point of analyzing it to death? You see the same or worse every night you watch TV.

Take a kid fishing! Please. Fish taste good and they are good for you. Set up an aquarium and keep them as pets - they're wonderful. You can go on vacation and not have to worry about them too. Appreciate nature, don't worship it.

Linda Ronstadt? She hasn't got a clue!

"I worry that some people are entertained by the idea of this war. They don't know anything about the Iraqis, but they're angry and frustrated in their own lives. It's like Germany, before Hitler took over. The economy was bad and people felt kicked around. They looked for a scapegoat. Now we've got a new bunch of Hitlers."


See. No clue. The United States is not like Germany before Hitler, no one is angry and frustrated (except liberals!) in their own lives - not the way she is talking about, the economy is nowhere near as bad as pre-WWII Germany, and socialists are not in power! The Nazi's were socialists, the National Socialist party. Nationalsozialismus. The Democrats are so much closer to the Nazi party than Republicans it's sickening. No clue at all.


Saturday, November 13, 2004

Friday, November 12, 2004

The Arafat Legacy


Arafat's Greatest Scam

Yasser Arafat was born in Egypt in 1929. His name at birth was Rahman Abdul Rauf Al-Qudwa, Al-Husseini. He adopted the name Yasser Arafat as a "nom de guerre." His Uncle Amin was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem during Hitler's time, and Uncle Amin was an invited guest to Berlin for consultations with Der Fuhrer in 1941. His visit was shortly before the famed Wannesee Conference in which the "Final Solution" for the destruction of European Jewry was formulated and carried out by top Nazis.

During Amin's visit to Berlin, he urged as many high ranking Nazis as he could find, to "immediately invade Palestine, so that the killing of Jews, as many as possible could, be carried out. Amin pledged the unwavering support of thousands of Arabs who would assist Hitler's Nazi butchers in accomplishing their grand task, and do it, "In the Name of Allah."

Yasser Arafat grew to adulthood, a convinced Nazi. To his death, he continued to hold Hitler in high esteem, and believed that National Socialism was the perfect form of government for the Arab world. Why not? National Socialism professes HATRED for the Jews, and promotes a "leader cult" so enjoyed by Arafat during the majority of his worthless life.

The lie that Yasser Arafat preached and lived was the lie of Palestinianism. Uncle Amin invented the notion that Arabs living between Jordan and the Mediterranean were somehow different that other Arabs. The entire reason behind the myth of Palestinianism was to rationalize the murder of Jews. That Yasser Arafat was able to convince an anti-Semitic world of this lie is understandable. It was a lie that today, continues to be accepted as truth through the partisan media that plagues much of the world.

The goal of the Palestinian Liberation Organization has been, and remains: "The slaughter of every Jew in Israel, driving them into the sea." I can hardly understand the world's "awe" over the passing of Yasser Arafat. It's mind boggling to me, that so much media coverage is being devoted to a mass killer artificially turned "hero."


Dog Update


The dog was not there all day yesterday and he is not there today so I assume animal control was able to get him without a trap. The note is still on the door of the house. I hope they can find him a good home.

Thursday, November 11, 2004


Here's the dog I wrote about this morning. The picture is terrible, my camera and I are not on speaking terms anymore and it refuses to work properly. You can see the damage the dog did by chewing the wood on the door. The trim around the doors should be all white. If I get any closer to the dog it will run off.

Home Alone


The house across the street from me was vacant for a long time. The bank took it back and eventually they fixed it up. Over the summer some people looked like they had started living there - I think. I saw them almost every day but I never saw them actually move in. I mean, I never saw a truck pull up and unload furniture. During the hurricanes they took no precautions at all to protect the house. None. That was strange because after the first one everybody boarded up. Some people are still boarded up to this day!

After the last hurricane I saw a couple of ladies cleaning up debris from the property and creating a pile at the road. I was doing the same and said hello. They seemed nice enough. The house received no damage from the storms and they were just cleaning up broken branches. After the hurricanes I didn't see them often but there were signs of life at the house, they even put out a Bush for president sign. All this time I never once saw any sign of a dog anywhere near that house. Never. I'm home all day and outside very often because James loves to be outside, so if a truck pulled up or if there was a dog I would notice.

Now I'm coming to the point of this post. About a 4 or 5 days ago I noticed a dog on the front porch. It was just laying there and it was there all day. I never saw the dog before. It was not tied up and it would walk around a bit but mostly it stayed on the porch. It's a medium sized dog, tan and looks to be part pit bull. It has that head shape.

The next day it was still there. James noticed it and I made sure to warn him about going near the street. The dog wasn't being aggressive but you never know. I put out the garbage Monday morning and when I turned around I saw it walking across the street towards me. I turned to face it and it cowered and walked back to the neighbors property. Later that night I saw our spot lights turn on in the driveway and looked out to see the dog near our front porch. I opened the door and it ran back to the other house. Now I was starting to get worried about this dog. No one has been around that house for days now. What was it eating? Who's was it? Why was it staying in front of that house?

It was there the next day too. I kept expecting someone to come home to it but no. I decided I would call animal control if it was still there Wednesday. Guess what, it was still there. I called animal control and told them the situation. They sent someone out within the hour. I walked over to talk to the guy and let him know what I knew. We noticed the dog had been chewing on the wood around the front door and porch, like he was trying to get in. It was a mess. When the truck pulled up the dog initially walked towards it in anticipation but when the guy got out it walked away. He couldn't get near it. It eventually ran down the street. Nobody was home, like I thought and he left a notice on the door. He also asked if he could set a trap on my property and I told him no problem.

He drove the truck down the road to find the dog and I saw it go under the fence and run across the pasture. Next thing I know it popped up at the house again. I told him where it was and drove off to pick up Joshua. It was still there when I got home and it was there when I left for work. And no one is home. I took a picture of the dog and I will post it when I get home. I can't help wondering why it is so determined to stay on that porch? Why does it want to get in the house? I never saw it before, could it have been there all along and I never saw it, perhaps they kept it out back? Did they move away and just leave the dog? Or maybe the owner is inside and passed away? There is no car out front. I hope I can find out what's going on and I hope the dog gets the help it needs.